[Recommendations for Diagnostics and Therapy of Children with Cancer Presenting with Fever and Neutropenia - Comparison of Two Current Guidelines].

@article{Lehrnbecher2018RecommendationsFD,
  title={[Recommendations for Diagnostics and Therapy of Children with Cancer Presenting with Fever and Neutropenia - Comparison of Two Current Guidelines].},
  author={Thomas Lehrnbecher and Andreas H Groll and Philipp K. A. Agyeman and Roland A. Ammann and Andishe Attarbaschi and Uta Behrends and Christoph Berger and Axel Hamprecht and Markus Hufnagel and Hans J{\"u}rgen Laws and Max Scheler and Christian Temme and Simon Vieth and Arne Simon},
  journal={Klinische Padiatrie},
  year={2018},
  volume={230 3},
  pages={115-121}
}
Immunocompromised children and adolescents receiving treatment for cancer have a considerably increased risk for infection. Neutropenia is the most important single risk factor for infectious complications, and fever in neutropenia is considered as an emergency. Whereas guidelines for the management of fever in neutropenic adults have been established for decades, specific pediatric guidelines have not been developed until recently. As children differ in many aspects from adults such as in the… CONTINUE READING

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